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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Vintage Love

April 28, 2013

I am brand new to the blogging scene but I thought it'd be fun and maybe even enlightening to share my journey.  

I just, this last week, bought a lil darlin' of a camper. I've been looking for several months and just knew I'd know it when I found "the one".  Well.............I happened up on her and now she's mine.  She's definitely the one :-)

She doesn't have a for sure name yet but she will very soon.  I grew up camping with my mom, dad and brother.  We made some of the happiest memories that all came rushing back and pulled at my heart strings the minute I saw her.

She was sitting in the backyard of someone that I didn't even know and she didn't even have a 'For Sale' sign on her.    It just so happened that the owner was sitting on his front porch so I did something totally out of character for me.   I stopped, got out, introduced myself, shook his hand, and asked him if he'd be interested in selling it.   He very kindly said "well, it needs some work but if you want to buy it, that'd be ok with me."   She's a 1978 Serro Scotty Sportsman.  He took me to look inside and I fell in love.  Yes, she needs some work.  There is quite a bit of water damage on one end and she has a few "character" dings on the outside but that didn't tarnish my vision.  I have some great plans for her.

It is my goal to document, with verse and pictures, the journey.  I hope you enjoy and maybe even give me some pointers along the way.

This and the next 7 photos are "before" shots.  This is the  front end of the camper with the water damage.  These photos also show the condition of the camper exactly as I purchased it.

Look at this retro wallpaper!  I would keep it if it matched the colors I plan to use but it doesn't.  Not sure if I'll re-paper or do something else.  What's your take on it?
All this came out of my lil jewel.  The tire is actually one that fits the camper.  It has a donut spare on it right now.  The next four photos are after the garbage has been emptied and a quick sweep.  I'm so impatient, I want the water damage fixed "yesterday" so I can get on with my part of the re-do. 
The carpet has to go.  That's a definite change to come!
The stove top has quite a bit of rust on it.  Not sure, yet, how to clean it up. 


  1. She is a diamond in the rough - so maybe her name should be Jewel. Your blog looks great and I plan on following the journey!

    1. I'm so glad you found me! I had already thought about Jewel but somehow I'm just not feelin it, lol. It'll come to me and I'll just know it's perfect :-)

  2. What an exciting project. We too have a camper van and she is called Betty. The first two were Misty and Tom Cruise!

    1. Chrissie, I'm glad you stopped by my blog! Betty is such a cool name!!! If Betty is your 3rd, this must be addictive, huh?

  3. I am do excited for you. I can't wait join you or your journey and see the final project. I can see why you fell in love with her. I am sure she will be beautiful.

  4. Yay, Karen! Glad you're gonna take the journey with me. It is so exciting!!!